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    Quote Originally Posted by Horse View Post

    Oh, and my work hard hat has a red button on the top to indicate deterioration from UV, so replacement.
    sort of like a nipple?
    What do you look like wearing it ?

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    sort of like a nipple?
    What do you look like wearing it ?
    Head to foot in bilious orange, with steel toecap clown boots? Not stylish

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    Head to foot in bilious orange, with steel toecap clown boots? Not stylish
    I don't think that was the right answer

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    I don't think that was the right answer
    Did you think I was going to treat him to the answer he meant?

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    Head to foot in bilious orange, with steel toecap clown boots? Not stylish
    Ah yes, road fashions!

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    I was taught that the benefit of armour is that it distributes the impact forces such that you're more likely to get a break in the bone instead of a shattering of the joint. The latter is less desirable than the former because you're more likely to end up with restricted function. I've no evidence or links though.

    A while back Motorrad magazine did a proper lab test of armour. D30 didn't come out too well. SAS-TEC did much better, so I replaced my ancient hard shell T-Pro with it.

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    Did you think I was going to treat him to the answer he meant?
    Maybe [innocent look]

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick h. View Post
    A while back Motorrad magazine did a proper lab test of armour. D30 didn't come out too well. SAS-TEC did much better, so I replaced my ancient hard shell T-Pro with it.
    Can you remember why SAS-TEC came out better than D30?

    D30 comes in Level 1 and Level 2 variants, whereas I believe SAS-TEC armour is all Level 2. However, perhaps there’s more to it than that.

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    It was a few years ago, so it might not be terribly relevant now. They got some boffins to build a test rig, dropped heavy weights on the armour and took measurements. I looked for the article on the Sas-Tec site but it's not there. There are plenty of reviews to read there https://www.sas-tec.de/en/press-reports/press-archive/ I get the impression that they make BMW armour but have to be very oblique about taking credit for it. They're a small German firm specialising in armour - the kind of people I trust in safety matters!

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    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorcycle_armor

    Viscoelastic armor is soft and body-forming until it is impacted. At impact it reacts quickly to form a rigid mass. D3O armor hardens edge-to-edge. Sas-Tec armor is considered to be a progressive reactive armor in that it hardens to a degree sufficient to counter the force.

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